Course Details

Apprenticeships – PE & School Sport

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership

This Apprenticeship has been specifically designed for employers whose staff are not qualified PE teachers, however are contracted by infant, junior and primary schools to deliver PE, coaching and school sport.

It is particularly suited to young adults aged 16-23 years old looking to develop a career in activity leadership or sports coaching and physical education.


The work
As an Apprentice in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport, you can expect to be employed for 30 hours a week in a setting that gives you the opportunity to develop coaching and leadership skills with young people. This could be with a professional sports club, a coaching company, or even a Primary/Secondary school.  

You will need a passion for sport and coaching young people, as well as the desire to work hard to achieve your goals.

As a Level 2 Apprentice, you will be expected to hone your leadership and coaching skills, by delivering high quality sessions to young people.

Many ‘PESS’ apprentices are engaged in after school clubs, running development centres, and even holiday camps.


The learning
On top of the 30 hours of work, you will need to spend a minimum of 6 hours on your studies. This will ensure that you keep up to date with everything, and provide the evidence required to achieve the Apprenticeship.

All learning and assessment resources are provided on The Sports Brain, and will be supported by an on-site professional mentor, who will be able to give you advice and guidance on completing your work as well as future career aspects.

You will also be assigned an assessor, who will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress.


Approximately 13 months


Recognised Qualifications

  • Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Coaching Sport; or L2 BTEC Award in Increasing Participation in Sport
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths

Where you can study

You can study this course at the following locations:
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Start Date
Monthly from September - August

Course type
Full-time Apprenticeship

Course Duration
13 months

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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching & Learning in PE & School Sport

Based on National Apprenticeship wage

Entry Requirements
From 3 GCSE’s A-C, interview dependent

Course progression
Access to further education at Level 3, or Foundation Degree at Level 4

Career opportunities
Primary school PE, cover supervisor, sports coach

Further information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248